Auvergne

Vincent & Marie Tricot

Vincent & Marie TricotBorn in Anjou, Vincent left the Loire and attended oenology school in Beaujolais in the early 1990s. After graduating he stayed in the region and apprenticed in Brouilly with winemaker Patrick Coton. While working there he met Marcel Lapierre and several other winemakers who were beginning to attract attention to their non-interventionist style of winemaking.  Vincent was moved by their wines and quickly decided that this was the path for him.

In 2002 he moved with his wife and their two daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergne. They purchased  4.5 hectares of organic vines and planted an additional  6 hectares.  Vincent had learned that the region had one of the largest concentrations of pre-phylloxera vines in France and was excited about the rare opportunity to work with them.

In 2003 the family produced their first cuvee in “Les Marcottes” without any added sulphur and have continued that approach for all of the wines.  They currently grow Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and hope to plant more vines in the coming years.